Former Houston City Council member and former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia will speak on Latinos in politics on Wednesday, April 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Lone Star College-North Harris Academic Building, Room 126, located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston. The program is open to the public.
Garcia is a native Houstonian whose family immigrated to Houston from Mexico City in 1959. After a lengthy public service career with the Houston Police Department, Garcia was elected in 2003 to serve on Houston City Council District H from 2004 to 2008. In 2008, Garcia was elected to the post of Harris County Sheriff and served in that capacity for two, four-year terms.
The event is being held in conjunction with the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant awarded from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
According to Christine Ramsey, LSC-North Harris library director, “This grant allows us to bring in dynamic speakers and host public programming.” The LSC-North Harris library was one of just one of only four libraries in the Houston area and one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country to receive the grant.
For more information, call the LSC-North Harris library at 281.618.5491.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. The college, which opened its doors in 1973, serves the residents of Aldine and Spring ISDs. Currently, more than 17,000 students attend class on the 200-acre main campus in addition to its two satellite centers; LSC-Greenspoint Center and LSC-Victory Center.
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.